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Blood On My Hands Confessions Of Staged Encounters

Author : Kishalay Bhattacharjee
ISBN : 9789351772590
Genre : History
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This anonymous confession by an army officer splits wide open the anatomy of staged encounters in India's northeast, and explains how awards and citations are linked to a body count. Speaking to investigative journalist and conflict specialist Kishalay Bhattacharjee, the confessor tells of the toll this brutality has taken on him. An essay by Bhattacharjee and a postscript that analyses the hidden policy of extra-judicial killings and how it threatens India's democracy contextualize this searing confession. An explosive document on institutionalized human rights abuse.

These Hills Called Home

Author : Temsula Ao
ISBN : 8189013718
Genre : Naga (South Asian people)
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More Than Half A Century Of Bloodshed Has Marked The History Of The Naga People Who Live In The Troubled Northeastern Region Of India. Their Struggle For An Independent Nagaland And Their Continuing Search For Identity Provides The Backdrop For The Stories That Make Up This Unusual Collection. Describing How Ordinary People Cope With Violence, How They Negotiate Power And Force, How They Seek And Find Safe Spaces And Enjoyment In The Midst Of Terror, The Author Details A Way Of Life Under Threat From The Forces Of Modernization And War. No One The Young, The Old, The Ordinary Housewife, The Willing Partner, The Militant Who Takes To The Gun, And The Young Woman Who Sings Even As She Is Being Raped Is Untouched By The Violence. Theirs Are The Stories That Form The Subtext Of The Struggles That Lie At The Internal Faultlines Of The Indian Nation-State. These Are Stories That Speak Movingly Of Home, Country, Nation, Nationality, Identity, And Direct The Reader To The Urgency Of The Issues That Lie At Their Heart.

Fragrance Of Peace

Author : Irom Sharmila
ISBN : 9789383074488
Genre : Poetry
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A collection of Irom Sarmila's poems, translated into English from Meiteilon. Published on the tenth anniversary of Sarmila's hunger fast for the repeal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, a draconian law that allows the army unfettered powers in areas that are considered politically "sensitive" or "disturbed". For more than ten years now Irom Sharmila, a young woman from Manipur, has been on hunger strike, demanding the removal of the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, a draconian law that allows the army unfettered powers in areas that are considered politically “sensitive” or “disturbed”. Taken into custody and released every twelve months by the State for attempting suicide (considered illegal in India) Sharmila is being force fed to keep her alive. Her unique battle for peace in her strife torn homeland, has become a powerful symbol for all those engaged in fighting for peace in the northeast of India. As she fulfils her chosen role in this movement, Sharmila sometimes longs for all those things that young women treasure – love, freedom, the sheer joy of living a “free” life, even simple things like being able to drink water, to brush her teeth. This small compilation of twelve of her poems in her native language Meiteilon and in English translation, provides a moving account of the underbelly of one woman’s lone struggle for peace. Published by Zubaan.

Everybody Loves A Good Drought

Author : Palagummi Sainath
ISBN : 0140259848
Genre : Credit
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Che In Paona Bazar

Author : Kishalaya Bhattacharjee
ISBN : 9781447247418
Genre : History
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North-East India is not an Imagined community,' separated from the politics and policies that govern the rest of the country. It is as real as the violence that has torn the land apart, leaving its people grappling for a semblance of normalcy, if nothing else. The north-east isn't just a hotbed for insurgency and deadly casual encounters, a stopover on every international rock band's schedule, or where used syringes lie waiting in dark alleys. There are other realities as well—of forbidden love, weddings, fascinating cuisines, childhood memories and other `unimportant stories' that never made it to our newspapers and television screens.

Do You Remember Kunan Poshpora

Author : Samreen Mushtaq
ISBN : 9384757667
Genre : Social Science
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On a cold February night in 1991, a group of soldiers and officers of the Indian army stormed into two villages in Kashmir, seeking out militants assumed to be hiding there. Incensed at the villagers' refusal to share any information, soldiers pulled residents from their homes, torturing men and raping women. According to village accounts, as many as thirty-one women were raped. The Indian army initially carried out cursory investigations before shelving the case without explanation. Kunan and Poshpora have since become known as the villages of raped women, and their residents have found it difficult to escape this stigma. Then in 2012, the rape and murder of a young medical student in Delhi galvanized a protest movement so widespread and deep that it reached far beyond India's borders. In Kashmir, a group of young women, all in their twenties, were inspired to reopen the Kunan-Poshpora case and revisit their history and that of the 1991 survivors. Do You Remember Kunan Poshpora? is a personal account of their journey, examining questions of justice, stigma, state responsibility, and the long-term impacts of trauma. With rarely heard voices and concerns, this book gives readers an opportunity to know the lives of ordinary Kashmiris in a state suffocated by thirty years of military rule.

Beyond Counter Insurgency

Author : Sanjib Baruah
ISBN : 0195698762
Genre : History
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In recent years there has been a significant reorientation in India's policy towards its Northeast region. Yet, Indian policy thinking has been insulated from the virtual intellectual revolution in the last one decade to study armed civil conflicts and ways to manage, resolve, and transform them. This volume lays emphasis on the term 'rethinking' and offers new ways of understanding the conflicts, and of ways to resolve them. The chapters discuss wide-ranging issues which include the multilayered nature of the conflict in the Northeast, and how democratic politics and the world of armed rebellions intersect in complex ways in this region. An analysis of the Naga war and its nation-building project is discussed. How the Northeast figures in postcolonial India's national imagination, how Assamese society engages with the term 'terrorist', and how state-society conflicts are muted in Mizoram have been argued. The role of ideas in conflict transformation, and an alternative vision of development in Mizoram have been argued. The role of ideas in conflict transformation, and an alternative vision of development in Arunachal Pradesh have also been discussed.

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